Papers Cover Rock: Drexel Students Interview Husker Dü Drummer For Writing Class
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Papers Cover Rock: Drexel Students Interview Husker Dü Drummer For Writing Class

Husker Dü drummer and vocalist Grant Hart was interviewed by Drexel University students taking the “Writing About Rock Music” Honors Course on July 30. Hart, a cofounder of the influential alt rock and punk band and current solo artist, will speak to the students via Skype about his experiences being reviewed and written about. The students … Continue reading

Autism/Autismo: Films Reach Diverse Audiences with Families’ Personal Stories
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Autism/Autismo: Films Reach Diverse Audiences with Families’ Personal Stories

This spring, a set of videos premiered in Philadelphia, documenting the experiences of local African-American families as each dealt with a child’s autism diagnosis. The films, produced by social worker Karen Krivit with a team of Drexel television management students, sought to reach a community that has been historically underserved with autism information and resources. … Continue reading

Drexel Snapshot: Annual Golf Classic Raises $242,000 for Medical Scholarships
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Drexel Snapshot: Annual Golf Classic Raises $242,000 for Medical Scholarships

With the temperature in the 90s and a beautiful blue sky above, more than 100 golfers hit the links for the 14th annual Manuel Stamatakis Golf Classic, held by Drexel University College of Medicine, on June 22 at the Philadelphia Cricket Club in Flourtown. This year’s event raised $242,000 for scholarship funds for medical students … Continue reading

Drexel Snapshot: New Mental Health Screening Kiosk in University Recreation Center
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Drexel Snapshot: New Mental Health Screening Kiosk in University Recreation Center

Drexel’s Recreation Center now offers a new way for students, staff and visitors to maintain healthy minds in the same place where they attend to the health of their bodies. The new MindKare™ mental health kiosk is now up and running in the center’s lobby—and it’s the first such kiosk at any university. Taking care of … Continue reading

Quick Take: Drexel Public Health Expert Weighs Impact of Racial Health Inequality on Elections
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Quick Take: Drexel Public Health Expert Weighs Impact of Racial Health Inequality on Elections

By Kim Menard New research shows that premature death among racial groups translates into political inequities. To change racial health inequalities, voting is a critical step to influence the political process. Drexel School of Public Health assistant professor Jonathan Purtle, DrPH, MPH, MSc, advises that it’s important to maximize political participation among those able to … Continue reading

How to Build a Street Festival
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How to Build a Street Festival

Joseph Esposito, a senior in the Westphal College’s entertainment and arts management program, has been skateboarding since he was eight and working with Philadelphia’s Franklin’s Paine Skatepark Fund since coming to the city, but he has a bigger vision for giving back to the sport that’s given him so much. This weekend Esposito’s vision becomes … Continue reading